Insight Memory Care Center
We are a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community. Serving Northern Virginia since 1984, IMCC offers a spectrum of holistic care, with a vision of a community where those affected by memory impairments can achieve the highest quality of life.
Earlier this month we have been able to begin a slow, phased re-opening of our center. We never would have foreseen being so excited about having only 8 participants in our Day Center per day - but here we are, and we’re grateful! We are deliberately taking our re-opening slow, planning out each step, and being sure to vet everything with experts on our board as well as local and state authorities.
I am excited to share that we have recently started our newest program, Insight at Home, a virtual activity program to reach families outside our center walls. Insight at Home is a virtual group designed to encourage engagement and foster meaningful relationships with other members, completely outside of participation in our Day Center. Participants meet twice a week for virtual activities and discussion groups, and are provided programs to work on at home.
The Board of Directors is very excited to announce that Anita Irvin has accepted the position as Executive Director at Insight Memory Care Center! Sarah Mouser, Board Treasurer, shares, "Anita is the right person to lead the team. It is well deserved and overdue. Even in these unknown times we are hopeful for the future of Insight with Anita's leadership."
Wandering is a common behavior among individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. Six in 10 people with dementia will wander one time and many will wander repeatedly. Everyone with dementia is at risk of wandering and wandering behavior can be dangerous and stressful for people with dementia and their family caregivers. Faculty and students at George Mason University have been conducting research to gain a better understanding about wandering as it relates to dementia, by tracking the movement patterns of people with dementia who are participants in their study.
Hours provided by 100 volunteers and interns in the last fiscal year
Adult Day Health Center family members satisfied with care and services
Cost savings in using adult day care versus nursing home care per year